Who should buy the Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX

If you are the kind of hiker who likes speeding through groomed trails on most days, you are this boot’s target audience. That said, the Predict Hike Mid GTX is also a great buy for:

  • Trail-goers who have low insteps.
  • Hikers who need a combination of ankle support and mobility. This is made possible by the boot’s semi-rigid yet flexible ankle cuff.
  • Hard striders. The Predict Hike Mid GTX’s stout heel provides extra shock absorption, making haphazard landings safer.
  • Adventurers who require enhanced rearfoot stability. Footing balance is yours in this footgear, thanks to its surface-conforming sole unit.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX vs. OUTline Mid GTX

Pitted against the Predict Hike Mid GTX in this footgear clash is yet another Salomon hiker—the OUTline Mid GTX. The following are their differences:

Weight. The OUTline Mid GTX is about 50 g heavier than the Predict Hike Mid GTX.

Outsole. Shallow lugs are slapped on the featured boot’s outsole. These studs offer versatile traction on level terrain. Meanwhile, the outsole of its rival has toothier lugs, which grant enhanced latching power on soft soil.

MSRP. Budget-wise, the OUTline Mid GTX is a more enticing offering by being less costly than the Predict Hike Mid GTX by roughly $30.

VERDICT: If you are a lightness purist and you mostly hike on groomed trails (after a stroll around the city), the Predict Hike Mid GTX is a fine choice. Swing your attention to the cheaper OUTline Mid GTX, on the other hand, if the beaten paths you take often lead to mildly daring ascents and descents.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.3oz / Women 11.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.